Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

That's a Promise Re-release




Today is a great day for me and my Booktrope team. After a lot of freaking hard work and a LOT of late night wine glasses, we have finally re-published That's a Promise. A lot of thought, heart, and soul has gone into this book, and I hope you all love it-- as much as the original or more!

Start the crazy roller coaster journey between Seth, Blake, and Josie, today! Also, make sure you enter my giveaway for the release!






Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Promise Me (Tony and Will)

(Remember: this is subject to change)

Chapter 1


  The day I met Will Reyes is the day my heart no longer belonged to me. It no longer mattered that my parents told me I was wrong and unnatural. It wasn’t important that my friends wouldn’t understand and would ridicule me. It wasn’t even disconcerting that the God I was brought up to fear and revere would send me to hell. All that mattered was the man who stepped out of his car in the pink shirt, golden brown skin, and eyes that took away my breath.
  The sun was starting to fall away from the sky, filling the hot eastern Virginia air with a slight breeze that cooled the garage a few degrees. Sweat dripped down the back of my neck and forehead, soaking the ball cap that was snug on my head. The Rolling Stones played on the radio, filling the local auto shop with something that I could actually work to.
  My boss had left early that day, as he usually did since I knew as much about fixing cars as the trained mechanic, and I was grateful for the solitude. I sang terribly to the words of “Start Me Up” as I worked under a beat up truck. Even better than not being under the boss’s scrutinizing eyes was being able to listen to something other than the country garbage he played all day.
  I grunted in frustration when the nut I had been trying to tighten kept slipping from my hand. I placed it on the concrete ground and wiped my oil slickened hand on my red dingy shirt. When I tried again, I was able to finish installing the new clutch. It also meant my work day was complete.
  I rolled out and grimaced when I heard the sound of crunching rocks. The approaching car meant I couldn’t go home. Mike would be pissed if he found out I turned away an opportunity for more money. I sighed and grabbed a rag from the work table.
  I squinted from the blinding sun as I walked to the edge of the garage and looked across the driveway. I leaned up against the wall and waited for him to come out and ruin my night.
  The car was a pristine dark blue Thunderbird. Cosmetically, I couldn’t see any damage, so I hoped he or she was coming by for an air freshener instead of work that needed to be done. However, the lurch and grind of the car during a downshift shot that dream down quickly.
  I turned my Chevrolet hat backwards and threw my wrench into the toolbox behind me as I waited for the person to hurry up and get out of the car. Because the driver was taking her sweet time getting out of the car, I could only assume it was a woman, and it wasn’t a good first impression. In my frustration, I started walking to the driver’s side door, surprised to see how wrong I was.
  When I was about a foot away, the door opened, and my throat seemed to close. The air in my lungs caught, and when my heart started beating again, it thumped roughly against my chest. I had never in my life seen anyone as handsome as this man.
  He had brown skin that glistened in the descending sun, even though there wasn’t a speck of water or sweat on him. He had the darkest brown eyes I had ever seen; it was like I was soul searching inside my coffee cup. His eyes had a slight slant to them, indicating some kind of Asian roots and making him even more attractive. His dark brown hair was parted to the side and glistened the same way his skin did. He looked like a god.
  But it wasn’t the fact that he was the most handsome person I had ever met, it was the smile that lit up his face when he looked back at me. It was the straight white teeth, the laugh lines around his eyes, the way his cheeks lifted, and most of all, it was the sincerity of his smile.
  “Hi, I’m Will Reyes.”
  That was the moment my heart was stolen.
  I swallowed back the confusing thoughts and feelings and put on my best scowl. I didn’t want to acknowledge the initial feelings this stranger aroused, so I hid it.
  “What can I help you with?” I asked, ignoring his introduction and trying to stop admiring his smile. My faux indifference didn’t seem to dim his genuinely sincere personality.
  “Don’t know much about cars, but there’s this loud grating sound it makes and it kind of shudders when I’m shifting.” He stood next to me to look at the car and I grew uneasy once again at his proximity and the way his gentle voice put my senses on high alert.
  I coughed once and moved subtly to examine the car. “Sounds like you might have transmission issues. It would take a few days to fix. If you bring it back tomorrow, I can give you a definite idea of what the issue is and we can talk about getting it fixed.”
  “Oh. Could I leave it here? I have someone picking me up, I just figured you’d have to keep it here while it’s getting fixed anyway.”
  It wasn’t customary for us to just keep a car in the garage overnight before there was any type of payment or clear work to be done, but I wasn’t about to tell him that. “Sure. Just come by tomorrow and I will let you know what’s going on.”
  I put my hands in my back pockets and looked everywhere but his eyes, until eventually there was no denying the magnetic pull. My chest tightened when I found his eyes looking straight at me without shame. Our eyes locked onto each other for a minute before either of us moved.
  He moved first. He took a step closer to me, and my heart sped up when he was only an inch away.
  “I suppose you’ll be needing these...?”
  In his hand, he held his keys. You can tell a lot about somebody through their key chains. I took a quick glance at his and saw a Madonna pendant on it. I smiled to myself and looked back at him.
  “These would help,” I sarcastically said in an attempt to lighten my shy and unapproachable character. “I’m Tony.” I stuck out my empty hand and he reached out at the same time. His dark tanned hands were soft and unmarred, unlike mine, which had seen too many scrapes and hard edges of car parts. I didn’t usually feel self-conscious because I never had anyone I really wanted to impress, but I felt it then- the clawing desire to make myself more presentable and worthy of this handsome man.
  “Nice to meet you.” His lips tilted upward as he held onto my hand. We touched for a few beats longer than necessary in an introductory handshake, but no one was around to witness the exchange so it didn’t matter.
  ‘You too.” I couldn’t stop the smile that formed on my face- completely opposite to the usual mien I had with customers.
  “So you the boss here?” he asked. He left little space between us and I inhaled a swift scent of burning fire. It was warm and inviting. I didn’t want to stop breathing him in. The opposite could be said for me. I was in dingy clothes that smelled like sweat and oil. He was probably repulsed.
  “Not technically. He leaves early and I do most of the work, but I’m still just a lowly mechanic.”
His dark eyes traveled the length of my over-six-feet-tall stature, lingering on my rounded biceps, smeared with grease, and finally landing on my olive green eyes.
  “There’s definitely nothing lowly about you, Tony. Me on the other hand…” He looked down at himself, about a foot shorter than me and very well groomed, then back up at me. “I could check under the hood and mess something up.”
  A swell of mirth swirled in my stomach, and I laughed at his response. He laughed with me, and I admired the harmony we made in our happiness. His laugh was more of a soft giggle, and mine was deep and short.
  “I’m sure you’re not lowly in anything else,” I reassured him. He bit his bottom lip and looked down at his white tennis shoes in a moment of shyness I wouldn’t have guessed could come out of him. A splash of red tinted his lovely skin along his cheekbone, and my hand itched to reach out and follow the color.
  I opened my mouth to ask what time I could see him the following day, but we both started when a car came rumbling down the driveway. I shook off whatever confidence had overcome me and stepped away. A slight crease formed in Will’s perfect features when he glanced back at me and observed the distance I put between us, but he smoothed it out quickly and I couldn’t tell if he was frustrated or hurt.
  When the silver car parked next to the Thunderbird, a pretty honey-brown haired girl stepped out the driver’s side. Her hair fell down to the middle of her back and she stood way below my height at about five feet tall. She was so thin I could barely see any of her curves in the yellow sundress she was wearing, but I was sure other guys would be attracted to her.
  She smiled brightly at Will and gave him a hug, making me realize that she was there for Will. I chastised myself for assuming he might be like me. Of course someone as handsome as him wouldn’t be gay. He could have any girl he wanted. I was just some mechanic boy who would never have a chance to be who I really am. I stepped back into the garage to turn away from the unexpected pain of being attracted to someone who was unattainable.
  “I’ll see you tomorrow and let you know what’s going on,” I said over my shoulder. I pretended to be busy with the tools on the workbench, and waited for them to leave.
  “Can’t wait, Tony.”
  I tried my hardest not to turn around. I really did. But I couldn’t. The way he said my name was like a caress of my soul, and I had to take one more selfish glance at the man who was changing me. His look was confident and his smile was sweet. He looked like he was trying to speak to me with his eyes, but I knew it was my obscene hopefulness.
  My jaw ticked as I watched the petite girl slide her arm through his. I was surprised when she spoke to me with a coquettish tone. “Yeah, I can’t wait either, Tony.”
She giggled and fluttered her eyelashes, similar to the other girls I paid no attention to when I would go out, and I turned my gaze back to Will’s to drown out the blatant flirting. His smile widened and without another word, he turned and walked to the girl’s car.
  After starting wide eyed between Will and me, I heard her whisper, “Oh my god, Will. He’s totally-.”
  “Stop it, Am,” he said, cutting her off and opening the passenger door. His tone was meant to be harsh, but even I could see the elated aura surrounding him and his wide smile. Lost in her own world, she jovially did a shake of her hips and a twirl before opening her door.

  I smirked at their comradery and went back to cleaning the garage so I could leave for the night. I didn’t know who this Will was, but I knew my mundane and monotonous life was about to change. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday, June 01, 2014

JUNE is going to be AWESOME!

As of June 1st, I have issued out my very first newsletter! I am very thankful to my personal assistant, Echo Reed, for making it happen, but more importantly, I am thankful to all of you who signed up. I want to give you all the opportunity to get to know me better personally. I love you all more than you know, so it's important that you see how much I appreciate you! If you haven't signed up, it's not too late! On the right, you will see a sign up form for my newsletter (don't worry, I won't harass you with emails every week!). You can catch the first newsletter here:
Why is June going to be awesome? I shall tell you! On the first day of June (as I'm writing this), I have officially confirmed my book manager! How awesome is that?!?! I was having so much trouble finding one I liked and wanted to work with. The idea of handing my work over to someone else is extremely daunting, so it took me a while. My month started with GREAT news, and I know it will end with even better!

Stay tuned, Pussy Cats!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

That's a Lie RELEASE DAY!!!!!


That's A Lie
Author: Victoria Klahr
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Add It: Goodreads

Synopsis
Seth is back.

When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more…

Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that's been growing since Seth came back.

Do I even deserve to be loved?

“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”

I came back for Josie.

I knew I'd have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.

I'm willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It's a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.

So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.


Where to Buy
That's A Promise (Promises Promises #1)
*Free March 25 and March 26
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU

That's A Lie (Promises Promises #2)
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU



About the Author
Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

Where to Find Her
Victoria Klahr Writes |  Facebook |  @Twitter |  Amazon | Goodreads

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ONE MORE DAY!!!!!

I am so excited for the release of That's a Lie!!!!!!!! I'll be hitting publish in about 12 hours, so it's coming soon!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cover reveal for Katheryn Kiden

Katheryncr

Freeing Tuesday
ebook

Synopsis
Tuesday Weston has been running from everything and everyone for as long as she can remember. Not letting anyone in for fear of putting them in danger.
How long can you run from your past until the secrets pile up so high the world you've created comes crumbling down?
Evan Williams has a well known reputation. Forget flavor of the week, he prefers flavor of the moment. When he meets a girl that threatens to change his lifestyle, he can’t help but run through as many women as he can to get her out of his head.
Unfortunately for him, that kind of thing never goes as planned.
When Evan forces Tuesday to see what is right in front of her, will she run and hide or stand and fight?
Freeing
Tuesday
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Katheryn Kiden was born in Boothbay Harbor Maine in 1989 and raised in Newcastle. She was raised with four brothers. Katheryn graduated when she was sixteen and has been writing since she was young. When she isn’t attached to a keyboard you can usually find her with her two younger brothers, friends, or with a camera in her hand.
Author Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katheryn-Kiden/397861730346941

Twitter: @KatherynKiden

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

That's a Lie Cover Reveal!!!

So I have been teasing everyone for the past few weeks about what is going to happen in That's a Lie, and today you finally get a small glimpse into book two.

So I don't like to blabber on and on about how much I love this book and how much I think you all will love it, so here we go....

Here is the cover for That's a Lie!!!!



Seth is back.
When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more…
Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that's been growing since Seth came back.
Do I even deserve to be loved?
“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”
I came back for Josie.
I knew I'd have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.
I'm willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It's a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.
So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.




 
   
Add That's a Lie to your Goodreads!!      
   
That's a Lie (Promises, Promises #2)
 
 



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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

That's a Lie Release Date!

That's a Lie will be released March 25, 2014!!!!

Is anyone else as excited as I am????

Writing this book was much different than writing book one. I felt more confident in my writing, and I definitely was more comfortable. I am very very happy with the finished product, and I with every extra word I type in book three, I can feel my writing getting better.

That's a Promise was more of an angst filled book that was meant to tug at a lot of emotions and set the groundwork for the whole story. It gave you a past and it gave you a present situation. I left the story in a sort of cliffhanger, but I don't apologize for it! :) It was meant to hurt your heart, because life isn't easy.

That's a Lie is much different. There is some angst, don't get me wrong, but that was not my point in the story. That's a Lie is about overcoming grief and guilt, and it's especially meant to make you smile. I smiled a lot when I wrote this, and I really hope when you read it that you smile, too!

In addition to the happiness I felt when I wrote That's a Lie, I also felt a lot more emotions for different reasons. There is one scene in it that is so intensely passionate, it took me DAYS to move on from it. I kept rereading it over and over again! Also, there is another scene that really made me cry. I mean, my heart shattered when I wrote it. I'm not positive anyone else will cry but, it was so emotional to me.

Anyway, I'm rambling.... I hope that you all love it, and I cannot wait for you to read it!

MARCH 25 2014!!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

So for those of you who are new to the world of Josie and Blake and Seth, I would like to clarify a couple things.

That's a Promise is book one in a three part series. Book two is finished and I will be publishing it in March. Book three is still unwritten, but I will be starting that book very soon.

I also have come to a decision about a name for book two... Ready????? You sure??? Ok.....

That's a Lie.......

I will be doing a cover reveal soon, and I will set up everything on goodreads so you can add it to your TBR!

I might or might not post the prologue for you if you really want me too........


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

2000 Likes GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Well you all are just amazing, so I had to do a giveaway as a THANK YOU for liking my facebook page!!!!!

Giveaway ends Feb. 7th!!!!!! Fabulous prizes!!!!!!!

Don't forget that you can get your own copy of That's a Promise on amazon.com for only .99!!!!!!!!




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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love you all!

I just wanted to give a quick update on here. 

I am currently writing book two in the Promises, Promises series. I have been busy trying to market book one, That's a Promise, but I have had a great support team so far. Hopefully as things die down, and as my street team grows, I can take a step back and write some more. 

If you've read my book and are interested in joining my street team, to help promote That's a Promise, I would LOVE for you to join!!!! Just click the button on the right, and it will take you to my author page. Send  me a message, and I will get to you quickly!!! 

I need all the help I can get, and it means a lot when my friends help get the word out there! 

I should probably get back to writing.... Would anyone like to see teasers from book one and two???